The Walls of Utopia

Graham Ereaux

This exhibition opens on Friday, October 4th, 7:00 PM
Exhibition runs through Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

The Walls of Utopia is an attempt at depicting the remnants of the consumerist landscape when the act of consuming and the presence of people is removed. At night and without the consumer, malls become empty neon shells, parking lots become endless voids of concrete, and streets that once led consumption from one place to the next end up as a tangle of dry asphalt veins. By photographing these landscapes, this work aims to encourage people to think critically about consumerism and its emotional, social, and geographical potential.

Graham Ereaux is a photographer located between Sackville, New Brunswick, and Salt Spring Island, BC. He uses large and medium format photography to explore socio-physical landscapes ranging from North America consumerist utopias to local seniors among his community. He is recognized by the Magenta Foundation, one of Canada’s leading photographic publicists, as an emerging name in 2013.

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